What You Need to Gain to Lose
The more good reasons you have to make a change, the more likely you are to act on it and make it happen. If you have something driving your motivation aside from just knowing it is bad for you, you are also more likely to maintain your weight loss goal once you reach it.
Losing weight means getting healthier. When you lose those extra pounds you greatly reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes and joint stress, all conditions associated with being overweight. When you reduce these risks, it means you can have a much better chance of being around to see your children grow up and to enjoy your grandchildren.
Losing weight means feeling better. As you begin to lose some of those extra pounds, you will start to notice your energy levels increase. Extra body fat is nothing more than an extra burden to carry around with you every day; extra weight drains your energy. For this reason, overweight people tend to be less active which can lead to a continuing cycle of inactivity and obesity.
Losing weight means looking better: a nice side benefit! When you look better, it shows and people notice. You hear things like:
Sending You Tons of Love and Humongous Hugs,
Tina “Find Your Reasons” McDermott